Fairfax County EDA will host The New Urban Economic Model: The Transformation of Fairfax County
Fairfax County, Virginia USA, Wednesday, April 15, 2009 -
The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) announced today that it will host a conference to examine trends in urbanization and the transformation of suburban communities. “The New Urban Economic Model: The Transformation of Fairfax County” event will be held June 18 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. It will include keynote addresses by Urban Land Institute Senior Resident Fellow (and former Indianapolis mayor) William Hudnut and Brookings Institution urban policy scholar Anthony Downs.
“Fairfax County, once a suburban bedroom community of Washington D.C., has emerged as a major business location and is poised to continue to be the economic engine for the Washington area and Virginia. The county is in a unique position to host a national discussion on how suburban communities can urbanize and remain great places to live and work,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA).
The conference will present thought-provoking discussion around such topics as:
In addition to the keynote addresses from Hudnut and Downs, the conference will feature distinguished experts and panelists:
Sponsors of the Transforming Fairfax conference include NAIOP Northern Virginia, Visit Fairfax and the Washington Business Journal.
This event follows the FCEDA’s successful 2007 National Conference on the Creative Economy. It is tailored for corporate executives, corporate facilities managers, site location consultants, commercial real estate professionals, economic developers and urban planners, as well as anyone interested in the strategic development of Fairfax County as a business location. Visit www.transformingfairfax.org for event information and registration.
Time magazine called Fairfax County, “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth and innovation helps Fairfax County fund the nation’s top-rated school system and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce.
The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in seven important global business centers: Bangalore, Boston, Munich, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow @FairfaxEBird for FCEDA and Fairfax County business news.
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